Eye-catching moment bodybuilder ‘tears pectoral muscle off the bone’ during bench press in a gym in Dubai
- Ryan Crowley, 23, tore his pectoral muscle from the bone while lifting a heavy weight
- Panted in pain as the video showed the muscle tear away and he fell to the floor
- I had to have surgery to repair the damage and bodybuilding career in question
- Trainer set up the GoFundMe page to pay for surgery and raise over £ 27,000
A bodybuilder ripped his pectoral muscle from the bone while doing a bench press in a Dubai gym.
A shocking video shows the dazzling moment when Ryan Crowley’s muscle appears to snap as he lowers weights to his chest.
The 23-year-old British bodybuilder’s career is now on the line as he tries to recover from the surgery performed to repair the damage.
Ryan Crowley, 23, was lifting weights in a Dubai gym when his pecs ripped out of the bone and he cried out in pain before falling to the floor
The UK bodybuilder (pictured) was spotted by his trainer, who is called Larry Wheels on social media, when the injury occurred.
In the short clip, Ryan is noticed by his trainer, who goes by the name of Larry Wheels on social media, exerting himself as he brings the bar to him, laden with great weights.
As he does this, his muscle can be seen tearing out of his arm before giving a sigh of pain and trying to get out from under the weight as Larry quickly grabs it.
It is not clear how much weight the bodybuilder was trying to lift when the injury occurred.
To repair the damage, Ryan had to undergo surgery at King’s College Hospital in Dubai.
His trainer set up a GoFundMe page for Ryan treatment, which was not covered by his medical insurance.
The call raised more than 1,300 donations in less than a week, for a total of £ 27,871 ($ 38,385), and enabled Ryan to receive the best possible treatment.
Eye-catching video shows the bodybuilder struggling to lift the weight before his arm appears to pop and drop the bar
To repair the damage, Ryan (pictured before the injury) had to undergo surgery at King’s College Hospital in Dubai, something he said he couldn’t afford without the donations from people on a GoFundMe page.
Despite the injury affecting the use of his arm for even mundane tasks, Ryan (pictured before the injury) said he is determined to do everything he can to get back to normal and back in the gym.
The British bodybuilder said he could not have attached his arm to the ‘right standard’ without people’s donations.
His surgery, which was only to take an hour, lasted four because the doctors had to reconstruct his chest because he had torn the tendon from the bone and the muscle from the tendon.
Ryan has now been fired and is staying at a hotel as he sets out on his road to recovery.
Ryan said on social media after surgery: ‘Thank you so much to everyone who has been involved with and supported me through this horrible time, it has been extremely devastating, painful and very mentally and physically impossible, but I remain so strong and positive if I can. ‘
He admitted that he is still in a lot of pain after surgery and revealed that his entire body is swollen.
But the injury hasn’t curtailed Ryan’s ambitions to pursue his bodybuilding career as he plans to work hard to get his arm back for daily use and eventually return to the gym.